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School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100


Here at the OSD it is our goal to provide as many resources as possible to keep you informed about what is going on in our district. This page provides a detailed list of those resources that will keep you updated on all the news and events going on in our district!

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    Current Headlines

    New 'Wonders' curriculum at work!

    Published: 2016-10-19

    Una celebración de familias set on November 3

    Una celebración de familias will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, November 3 in the Knox Administrative Center Boardroom.

    The event is geared toward Spanish-speaking families to learn about Skyward Family Access and other local services and resources available in the Olympia community. Pizza and refreshments will be available to all attendees.

    Community organizations attending include:

    • South Sound Reading Foundation, donating books in Spanish and English to families.
    • Centro Integral Educativo de Olympia (CIELO), providing education, social services and cultural activities for Spanish-speaking and underserved communities of South Puget Sound.
    • Thurston County Public Health, offering no-cost flu immunizations (ages 3-18 years).
    • Choice Network, providing information about affordable health care.
    • Hands on Children’s Museum, giving away free passes to the museum.
    • YMCA of Olympia, giving away free passes to the local YMCAs.

    Published: 2016-10-21

    Oct. 31 is last day to register in person to vote in Nov. 8 election

    Thurston County residents not yet registered to vote in Washington state can register in person through Monday, October 31 to participate in the November 8, 2016 General Election.

    Published: 2016-10-14


    Flu shot clinics available on October 25 and 26

    The Olympia School District is committed to helping keep students, staff, parents and community members healthy throughout flu season. The district has partnered with the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) to provide annual free flu shot clinics.

    The clinics are open to all OSD staff, students, families (children must be 4 years of age or older) and community members. Please note that students under 18 need a Patient Consent Form signed by their parent/legal guardian. The SVNA will bill most insurance plans, including Group Health, for the flu shot. Insurance plans not billed include Cigna and Kaiser.

    Students under 18 without insurance coverage will be offered a flu shot at no cost. Adults without current coverage may pay $30 by cash or check.

    Clinic dates and locations:

    Tuesday, October 25: Washington Middle School Eighth-Grade Commons: 3-6:30 p.m.
    Wednesday, October 26: Capital High School Commons: 3-6:30 p.m.

    For information contact Jeff Carpenter, director of health, fitness and athletics, at 360-596-8544 or

    Published: 2016-10-13

    Free parent education workshops

    The Olympia School District will host a series of free parent education workshops this year led by Candyce Lund Bollinger, a local parent educator for the past 35 years.


    Published: 2016-10-03


    October is International Walk to School Month

    Olympia School District Superintendent Dick Cvitanich has proclaimed the month of October as “International Walk to School Month.” In addition, several district schools will participate in the Intercity Transit Youth Program's Walk N Roll to School Days.

    Published: 2016-10-01


    Avanti High named a School of Distinction

    Avanti High School joins an elite group of less than 100 schools statewide that have been named a School of Distinction for being among the top 5 percent of highest improving schools.

    Published: 2016-09-30


    Ways of keeping up with us


    Your landing spot for more in-depth content and stories about what is taking place throughout our district. Here you will find emergency district communications, photos/albums, videos, district event postings, shared stories from the Olympian and ThurstonTalk, Student Spotlights, Featured Faculty and stories highlighting programs and accomplishments of students district wide. Please take a second to browse our Facebook page, and if you like what you see you can 'like us' to receive automatic updates.


    We tweet emergency district communications, photos from schools, reminders of upcoming district events, hashtags and regularly retweet pertinent content from throughout our community. Take a look at our Twitter page and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our tweets.


    Our Instagram account features photos and short video clips from schools, classrooms and events throughout our district with brief descriptions of the content. Visit our Instagram and if you like what you see you can 'follow us' to receive all of our posts.

    YouTube Channel

    Keep tabs on our YouTube Channel as we share video of students and schools from throughout our District. If you like what you see you can 'subscribe' to our channel to be alerted to all new videos we publish!

    Spotlight on Success

    Throughout the school year Superintendent Dick Cvitanich and our Communications team put together a Spotlight on Success newsletter with stories and photos of news items that recently took place throughout our district. This is a great way to get a peek into all the great events and activities going on in the schools. Take a peek at our most recent edition of Spotlight on Success!

    Friends of the OSD

    Once a month we send out our Friends of the OSD email to our email list. This is a monthly recap of news and events that took place throughout the District. This is a combination of materials from our Spotlight on Success newsletter, social media posts, as well as news fresh off the press!

    To be added to the Friends of the OSD email list contact We will get you added to our mailing list!

    Contact Information:

    Mailing Address:
    Communications & Community Relations
    1113 Legion Way SE
    Olympia, WA 98501

    Voice: (360) 596-6103 / Fax: (360) 596-6101

    Susan Gifford, Director of Communications & Community Relations: 596-6104
    Conor Schober
    , Community Relations Coordinator: 596-6106
    Kim Doherty
    , Communications Assistant: 596-6108
    Diana Crawford
    , Public Disclosure Officer: 596-6112